A.V.I.D. stands for Anti-Violence Initiative Day, a tradition that started here at North Ridge on January 2001 upon the recommendation of the Nassau and Suffolk Psychological Association's Anti-Violence Task Force in conjunction with SCOPE. Inc. It began as a way to make students, teachers, parents and the community aware of the warning signs of violence.
Here at North Ridge, we celebrate AVID through music, assemblies, literature and special art projects whose theme is one of non-violence and peaceful ways of solving problems. Ms. Lopez, our school library/media specialist, read the book, If Peace Is. The children then gathered in the hall to sing "Teaching Peace."
The North Ridge family is excited to continue our new tradition of "filling buckets!" "Bucket fillers" are those who help without being asked, give hugs and compliments, and generally spread their love and good feelings to others. Bucket filling promotes educating the "whole child" so he or she can be a compassionate, responsible, and helpful citizen.
Here are some book titles regarding "Compassion" our character trait of the month.
I Am Human-A Book of Empathy by Susan Verde
You, Me and Empathy by Jayneen Sanders
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
The Hundred Dresses by Eleanor Estes
How Kind by Mary Murphy
Glenna’s Seeds by Nancy Edwards
Be Polite and Kind by Cheri Meiners
Roses are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink by Diane DeGroat
Come with Me by Holly M.
The Rabbit Listened by
How to Be a Lion by Ed
Hey, Little Ant by
Lovely by Jess Hong
Adrian Simcox Does NOT
Have a Horse by Marcy Campvell
One by Kathryn Otoshi
The Smallest Girl in the
Smallest Grade by Justin Roberts
Why Am I Me? by Paige
Last Stop on Market
Street by Matt de la Pena
Each Kindness by
Peace is an Offering by
Pass It On by Sophy Henn
We're All Wonders by
Emma and the Whale by
Most People by Michael